Here are some random faces from the Ocean Beach Street Fair – taken by our good friend Byron Morton.
Here’s Mike Deadman of Kissed Alive Tribute Band.
By Jim Miller
There is something deeply and tragically resonant about extinction in paradise. After returning from a hike on Haleakala where I was lucky enough to have spotted a number of rare birds, I sat on the lanai of my room on the edge of the Maui rainforest and read this from Errol Fuller’s haunting book, Lost Animals: Extinction and the Photographic Record:
There are two groups of birds on the Hawaiian Islands that are notorious for the number of extinct species they contain. Although these birds are not particularly closely related, they have names that are similar and this sometimes causes confusion.
The birds of one group are known as honeycreepers, and the others as honeyeaters. Both names derive from the fact that many species feed on nectar, although most also eat other things like blossoms, insects or mollusks.
By Doug Porter
The Supreme Court’s 5-3 ruling in Whole Woman’s Health v. Hellerstedt will affect millions of women in several states. The case, arising from a Texas law, is the most important abortion rights case in a generation.
Justice Steven Breyer penned the majority opinion, which said in essence:
Both the admitting privileges and surgical center requirements place a substantial obstacle in the path of women seeking a previability abortion, constitute an undue burden on abortion access, and thus violate the Constitution.
In a nutshell, the ruling amounts to a blow against the strategy being employed by social conservatives known by the acronym TRAP – Targeted Regulation of Abortion Providers.
Join the celebrations at the OB Pier 50th Anniversary Art Show Opening Reception on Thursday, June 30, from 6-9 p.m.
There will be a local chef showcase (serving hors d’oeuvres), wine from Gianni Buonomo Vintners, beer from Mike Hess Brewing Ocean Beach, and music by John Tafolla.
By Jeeni Criscenzo / San Diego Free Press
Last week was a helluva week for those of us helping people without a place to live.
There were plenty of tweets and Facebook posts about the heatwave, as well as the Border fire that was threatening several communities out in East County. But unlike the all-out effort to help residents, pets and livestock in the path of the fire, there was no effort to help the residents of downtown under direct assault from a relentless sun.
Except for access to the library which, for those living on the street, would entail leaving all of your few meager possessions outside, unattended, there was no Health and Human Services program to help them.
The week actually began last Friday for me when my friend Martha Sullivan called asking for help to provide a Cooling Station offering lifesaving hydration and shade for homeless people during the predicted heatwave.